I woke up with a welcomed boost of energy. A rarity at 30 weeks pregnant, so I milked it for all it’s worth! Sue and I played in the morning and had our usual routine of reading a few books and eating breakfast. We then joined our St. Anne’s playgroup for a lovely play date. The ladies are fantastic and all love Christ so much! I am blessed to have them in my life; they truly make motherhood even more of a joy!
We then returned home to log in to a Google hangout from Business2Blogger, pretty nifty! I felt like I was back in the corporate world while Sue played at my feet. Obviously she looked very tired, but again skipped her nap. At 4:00 pm when she was still awake I gave up on thinking she may take a nap today and we just played until bedtime.
Daddy came home and we had a relaxing evening finishing up our leftovers from Vino’s the night before and continuing our newly established tradition of reading while Sue finishes her bottle and plays at our feet. I love this new little tradition, some quality family time away from any technology. The TV has been silent for days. Maybe we should remove it and put something prettier on that wall!
The chapter from Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly was on silence and prayer. Matthew quoted The Screwtape Letters, one of my favorite C.S Lewis books ever! When John was converting I made him read The Screwtape Letters out loud to us. It is filled with an enormous amount of wisdom and guidance, and some of the quotes still come up daily through my mind. C.S Lewis writes that the devil does not need much to turn us away from God, he merely needs to distract us. And how many distractions are there today? We’re connected in so different ways but we fail to spend time with those right next to us. I feel completely guilty about this! I’ve failed terribly the last two nights and continued working while my husband went to bed. I remember promising myself that I won’t take my laptop into the bedroom. So, I will try again, no more chatting with my favorite blogging buddy once it’s bedtime. Sorry Cassidy Cruise! We can still be friends!
After putting Sue to bed John and I enjoyed some cherry pie and ice cream and researched our niche’s a little bit. Again, we have more ideas. The hardest part is just to start with an idea and test it out, instead of talking and dreaming about how wonderful it could be. I’m happy John and I have the same energy levels and passions; I am truly married to my best friend!
John went to bed around 10:30 pm because he had to go in to work for a few hours on Saturday. I continued chatting with my blogging buddy and setting up John’s new wordpress website. But tomorrow, when he goes to bed, I do too. No more late night blogging, only super early morning blogging.
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you struggle with the same issues too when you get passionate about something!
Check out Sue’s tired dance. I really thought she will love a nap today. But she skipped it again! Isn’t this too early for 17 months? Maybe it’s just a temporary thing.
Check out Kathryn Whitaker, the lady who started it all! This has been so much fun. My husband loves reading these.